A wig can be a great solution for Alopecia. It can give you the full head of hair you’re looking for while looking attractive and stylish. However, to keep your wig looking nice, it’s important to take proper steps to take care of it. Even when wearing a wig made of 100% real human hair, it’s still important to treat your wig with care. Here are some tips to help you properly care for your wig.
1. Wash Regularly
You do not need to wash your wig as often as you would wash your own hair. However, your wig will still receive a buildup of sweat and grime over time. In general, you should wash your wig every 10-15 wears. However, if you frequently sweat in your wig, you might consider washing it more frequently. When your wig begins to look and feel greasy, it’s time to wash it.
2. Detangle Before Washing
Before you wash your wig, it’s important to detangle it with a wide-tooth comb. Failing to detangle your wig before wetting it can cause damage and extra tangles to your wig. You detangle your wig very gently, taking care to not pull or drag the fibers. It’s important to detangle your wig gently to prevent damage.
3. Shampoo With Cold Water
You should never wash your wig with hot water, as it can cause damage. Fill your sink with cold water and a cap full of shampoo. Place your wig in the water and move it around slowly and gently, needing the shampoo in. Be sure to keep the shampooing time to under a minute, rinsing gently with cold water afterwards.
After shampooing your wig, you should massage a cap full of conditioner through it. Run your wig under the faucet to distribute the conditioner evenly, then use cold water to rinse it out gently. After rinsing, give your wig three solid shakes to remove excess water.
5. Dry Carefully
In order to dry your wig, place it between a folded towel and pat carefully. You should never squeeze, rub, or wring your wig, as this actions will cause damage to the wig. Once you pat out most of the water, hang your wig carefully, on a wig hanger if possible, to air dry.
6. Do Not Dye Your Wig
In order to maintain the lifespan of your wig, you should avoid dying it, as chemical treatments can cause significant damage. If you’re interested in trying a different colored wig, it is much better to purchase a new wig than to dye an old one, as it will ensure that your wig always looks attractive and stylish.
7. Take Off Before Sleeping
You should not sleep with your wig on. It will lead to knots and tangles that will be very hard to get rid of. Tossing and turning and your sleep will lead to damage, tearing, and breakage of the wig. In order to prevent damage, you should remove your wig before going to bed.